/kot"n tayl'/, n.
any small North American rabbit of the genus Sylvilagus, having a brownish coat and fluffy white tail.
[1865-70, Amer.; COTTON + TAIL1]

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      any of several North and Central American rabbit species of the genus Sylvilagus. See rabbit.

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